Super easy to make cereal treats made with Trix Cereal. Your family and friends will love these. Simple, quick and incredibly tasty. Not to mention they are just seriously eye catching!
SILLY RABBIT, TRIX ARE FOR KIDS!
and demon spawn puppies!
TRIX ARE FOR EVERYONE!
Change your motto Trix, it's a new era.
So I picked up a couple of boxes of Trix when we drove to Florida. I'll be honest, we picked up a ton of cereal while we there. The kids had a little tiff over this one. Mini-me had never had Trix.
I bought two boxes partly due to her not having tried it and largely due to the fact that they had comic books inside she desperately wanted.
So B-Dude finished off his box right quick. The guy eats like a sumo wrestler but weighs in at lightweight. Go figure. So Mini-me reminded him the other box was hers, she was not sharing it and he was not demolishing it before she got to try it.
So she hoarded it a little bit. She may have even lorded it over him a little bit. Then she tried it. After all that she declared it's a froot loop knockoff and was not all that impressed.
So I took the box hostage with some plans of my own for it. And B-Dude ate one of the other gazillion cereals we had on hand during the incident.
Yup, 18 and 23 and they still have feuds over cereal. Good thing they're cute. And do dishes. And their mom is still smart enough to buy two boxes so they each get a comic book. Did I mention they are 18 and 23? Yah...
Okay to those regular readers I promised you some news. I know there was some guessing going on.
It is not:
- a cookbook deal
- a new camera
- a lottery win
- or a giveaway!
It is however kind of cool for the Bee Bunch. It was not originally planned to be included in a sugar crazed post but what can you do. I do not want to wait any longer to tell you all. So part of this won't make sense with today's post. Just warning you now.
Okay so the first bit of news is hubs got the job in Sarnia. He starts Monday. It's amazing pay but it's a 2 hour drive so we need to make some plans as to how to organize our lives during the 6 month contract.
It's going to be interesting. We have 4 adults and 2 cars. You do the math. However we are so happy as he'll be working and it's some stability for a while.
It also counts towards his hours so he can move up in class. So after a long 3 years of losing one job, going back to school and almost losing our shirts we are finally feeling like this was worth all the sacrifice.
So having filled you in on that here's the bigger news. Without delving too much into the hows and whys right now I need to make some adjustments to my diet,. For personal reasons I just want to get the weight off once and for all.
I wanted more motivation to light a fire under me. I figure it will take at least a year to reach my goal, possibly even two years.
It's not just a number on the scale I'm shooting for but the ability to run again. I used to run 6 to 10 miles a day before I got sick with the IBS.
So I had a convo with the hubster and we've decided that when I reach my goal we're taking a trip with the kids to Hawaii. I know right. The only reason we could do it is due to the fact that it will take so long to reach my goal.
We are in no position to flit off to Hawaii tomorrow with him just working again. But this gives me something to work for. It gives us all something to look forward to.
It's also a nice reward for all of us for all the sacrifices we've made during hubs transition back to school and back to work. The kids have made huge sacrifices and this is a nice way to say thanks to them for all they've given up over the years.
For mini-me it's huge and has special meaning. Her real name is Hawaiian as hubs and I went on our honeymoon there. So I promised her I'd take her there one day.
I'm super excited and know this is the kick in the tush I needed to get myself moving. The biggest hurdle will be eating meals. I only eat once a day with the IBS, usually not till about 8 to 10 pm at night.
So the challenge will be getting me to eat breakfast and lunch and not be bent over having tummy attacks. I have every faith I can learn to control the IBS once and for all and stop letting it control me. It will be difficult but worth it to have a normal life.
So you're probably wondering what this means for the blog. I mean Cravings is a fairly indulgent, over the top kind of blog. I have theme days and things happening on set days.
You will see more healthy recipes here. But you will also get treats and sweets. After all I have a hubs and kids with superhero type metabolisms so I'll still be baking and cooking for them.
I however do not have a superhero metabolism so I'll also post recipes that I eat for lunch and during the week. So basically it will just become a more balanced type of blog.
I am not sure the direction it will take as I progress through this. But I like to eat and cook and I am not a tofu, salad eating kind of gal. So hopefully things will remain similar, maybe just a little less sugar and deep-frying.
Do you like your healthy sites separate from the indulgent ones? Or do you like a blog to have a bit of both? Feel free to offer up your advice and input. I love hearing from you all and value your opinions.
So with that, on to the sugar laden post that should not be accompanying this news. Gotta love the irony!
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- 1 x 400g bag of mini marshmallows
- 10 cups Trix cereal
- ¼ cup butter
- Place the butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe glass bowl. Place in the microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes to melt, checking every 30 seconds after the 2 minute mark.
- Stir until smooth.
- Mix in Trix cereal and stir quickly until combined.
- Pour into a large greased pan (9 x 13 inch) and press down with a spoon.
- Allow to cool.
- Cut into squares.
- Serve with a big old colourful smile!
Yup, great way to kick off the workouts. This just solidifies my twisted sense of humour. I did however make them before all this went down. So there's that.
Just a little hint-a-roo for you all. There is a giveaway coming up soon. So make sure you check back in about a week to see what I've got in store for you. Just because I love you.
Also thanks to Anna from Hidden Ponies for reminding me how much I love krispies. Her nutella version inspired me to get in the kitchen and make these bad boys. Thanks Anna!
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More Trix Recipes:
Mini Trix Cereal Jedi Snack Mix with Lightsaber Pretzels
Trix Ice Cream Cake
More Krispies Treats Recipes:
Strawberry Krispies with Pink Frosting
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I've never even seen cereal that. . . lurid! I actually want these, right now. they look amazing.
Ha, good word, love it. It's true, it is super colourful and fun. We don't have Trix here in Canada but we're lucky enough to live really close to the border. The cereal selection over there is something else.
I love the recipe but you have a state farm ad from Hades! I had to screen shot your recipe because the State Farm ad wouldn't let me read your page. Maybe next time put the recipe near the top.
Hi! I'll be making these next week. Can you tell me how much this batch made? I'll need at least 30 for her class. Thanks!
I just found a box of MINI Trix cereal! I'm going to make them into Krispy treats for work tonight... They're going to be so cute! Cause anything mini is adorable (like me!)
I would love to make them but I have a three year old that is only going to eat them and the recipe seems to make a lot! But it looks beautiful and I think I am going to have to just half the recipe cause my son really wants them ☺
Ha, totally okay to half this. I half recipes all the time since my son moved out. I found myself wasting so much food. So we started cutting recipes in half, and freezing things. Makes a huge difference. Hope your little guy loves these. They are so much fun.
Trix had Mini Trix Cereal out for a short time. It was for their Star Wars campaign. Those work beautifully for this recipe too.
Victor @ ifoodblogger.com
We made these with my daughters, it was lot's fun. Very creative recipe.
I'm so glad you liked the recipe. Also, kudos for baking with the kids. I love hearing from people who spend time in the kitchen with their kids.
I just wanted to make you aware that a seller on etsy is using your photos to sell her baked goods (or maybe even use your recipe) on etsy. She is not only using your photos but other food bloggers as well. https://www.etsy.com/listing/269877877/twix-rice-krispies-easter-party-desserts?ref=shop_home_active_9
Thanks so much. I emailed them and will likely have to have my lawyer send them a letter. People are so ridiculous. They could easily take their own photos. So lazy!
I'll love to make these for my daughter's party it'll go perfect with the theme but how many servings are there? I'll be expecting 120 guest how many times will I need to double the recipe? Please if anyone can help me I'll love that the party is in 2 weeks.
Hi Natalie. First of all, a big Happy Birthday to your daughter. Secondly, I'm guessing there will be extra treats too so these will be addition to cake and whatnot. If that's the case you won't need as many as you think. However if they are the star attraction you'll need boatloads. Ha!
Okay, so this recipe officially serves 12. That's a standard size bar if you're eating it as a dessert with nothing else in addition. I find for kids that are quite young, you can get 24 servings out of it because they'll eat smaller portions.
If you want to serve standard size krispies then you would need to make 10 batches of this recipe. You can definitely double batch this easily and use a bigger pan if you have one. If you double batch you would need to make 5 batches of the double batch. Does that make sense?
I can actually make a note to set up a sliding scale for the ingredients so you can easily see how to increase the ingredients for larger events. I won't have time until this weekend but I can definitely take the time to do that so it's easier for you and any future visitors to have the math done automatically. I'll make a note to add that info sometime this weekend. I've been meaning to do it anyway.
One thing I would highly recommend is not to make them too far in advance. They're usually best within the first 2 to 3 days. I usually make them the day before an event. Taste your cereal straight out of the box to make sure it's not stale, just in case.
They're really good with frosting on them too if you're into that. You can do a vanilla frosting or a rainbow one. Or even a white chocolate ganache with lots of jimmies sprinkled on top.
If you have any other questions please feel free to leave a comment or email me at email@example.com. I'm happy to help in any way I can.
I'll be making the Trix Crispie bars for the church Youth Group this Sunday.
How's the IBS? I have that diagnosis as well. Took a lot of time to figure out the triggers. Mine are MSG, basil (weird right?), concentrated sweets (doesn't stop me), the stuff they put on salad bars to keep them fresh and greasy food. My gastroenterologist had me take a probiotic capsule daily along with 2 Citrucel. I have done this for years and now only one Citrucel tablet with the probiotic. Doing better for the most part but I am careful when I eat out as MSG is added to a lot of food and in the U.S. can be listed on labels as "spices". I love a good salad but never eat one in a restaurant while traveling (or I'll be traveling!). Hope you are doing better with yours.
Hi Beth. I hope you love them!
The IBS is a ongoing struggle. I'm going back for another colonoscopy and endoscopy in January to see what's going on. It's been acting up the last while so I decided to go back in. My triggers are whole wheat, alcohol, MSG, kale and spinach. I can't do brown rice either. Lots of little things drive it nuts. Something I can eat one day will trigger me the next day. It's always a crapshoot, pun intended. This year has been challenging. IBS causes anxiety then anxiety aggravates it more. It's like a vicious circle. I'm going to try taking CBD oil to see if that helps. I saw a pain management doctor and they prescribed it. They also want me to try Viberzi which is rumoured to work really well for IBS-D. I've tried Citrucel and it did not work for me. There's a new powder out that's specifically for IBS-D. My doc prescribed it but I'm holding off trying it till I get back from a trip. I'm going to Las Vegas with my daughter in two weeks. We're going to see Cher, Backstreet Boys, and Cirque de Soleil KA while we're there. We've never done a girls trip like this so I'm excited but crazy nervous because I don't travel well. The last trip I took was to Utah last year and I literally had a nervous break on the way home. I was so sick while I was there and had some blood pressure issues as well so I swelled up so bad I could barely walk. I was miserable and at a work event so it was tough. This will be my first big trip since so I'm hoping it goes well. Usually I'm at my best when I travel with my daughter. She's super laid back and understanding about my illness which takes the pressure off a bit.
I hope yours stays under control. It's a tough illness to live with. I think staying as positive as possible is key. I let it get to me for a few years and got super depressed. Now I'm trying to live the best life I can and get out of the house occasionally. I even hired a personal trainer recently so I could start working out again. Baby steps. It's my way of handling things. One tiny thing at a time.
This is good. But.. if u add sour nerds to mix it terrific. My grandkids love. I even really liked them
Ha, I love that! I'll have to try that next time. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Much appreciated.